Great places to stay in Sussex

Whether your plans involve visiting our stunning slice of Sussex for its dark skies and rolling countryside, breath-takingly unspoilt coastlines where nature thrives, outstanding art, culture or world-class theatre productions, or to be immersed in history in picturesque market towns of  Midhurst, Petworth or just to enjoy the sunshine and water spots in the coastal towns of West Wittering or Bosham, or the city of Chichester itself, you’ll find a warm Sussex welcome awaiting.

From a small but perfectly formed shepherd’s hut in the South Downs or home from home holiday rental by the wonderful golden sands of West Wittering beach to a city centre apartment overlooking the iconic Cathedral in Chichester, there’s a wide variety of accommodation options on offer. Check out our West Sussex seaside holiday blog for further inspiration.

The South Downs Way

Whether you are planning to walk, cycle or ride the South Downs Way, check out our guide to the best accommodation along the route.

Great value for families

Families looking for day-long entertainment to suit all generations will find themselves dazzled by the activities on offer at Selsey’s Seal Bay Resort; from indoor and outdoor swimming, shows, pottery, crazy golf, funfair, bowling, wave-riding, plus of course Selsey’s West Beach on the doorstep and much, much more, including a wide choice of bars and restaurants. There is plenty of other accommodation to choose from in sunny Selsey.

Bed and Breakfast

Friendly hosts offer a relaxing night’s stay at an assortment of Bed and Breakfast accommodation, as well as tempting breakfasts to set you up ready to explore in the morning. Find choices in Chichester city centre, our harbour villages and market towns, as well as rural locations perfectly placed for striding out on local walking trails or taking to two wheels on Sussex’s cycle routes.

Travel with the whole family

Include grandparents in your Sussex escape with a holiday let which has space for three generations and make magical memories that last a lifetime. Choose a self- catering property close to the beach for a good old British bucket and spade break, or set yourself up in Chichester city centre giving you access to theatre, art, history as well as trampoline parks, cinemas, watersports and a wealth of options to keep everyone happy.

Dog Friendly Accommodation in Sussex

With dog ownership at an all-time high and our patch of Sussex being so dog-friendly, you’ll find many places that welcome your four-legged friend. Petworth’s The Angel Inn and The Spread Eagle Hotel in Midhurst at the heart of the South Downs National Park offer paw-fect options to look after your pooch.

Excellent service awaits

When you just need everything taken care of, choose one of our hotels, where nothing is too much trouble. The Goodwood Hotel, on the Goodwood Estate,  offers on-site spa facilities, endless opportunities to explore the Sussex countryside as well as some of the best food experiences to be had at flagship restaurant, Farmer, Butcher, Chef. If you find yourself in need of somewhere to stay during one of Goodwood's flagship events, like the Festival of Speed or the Qatar Goodwood Festival, when accommodation is hard to find, we've got some great suggestions here.

In the centre of historic Chichester, relax at The Harbour Hotel & Spa with its warm and inviting atmosphere, restaurant, bar and of course, spa.
The Pig-in the South Downs nestled just outside the town of Arundel, is an experience not to be missed, particularly for foodies (with its 25 mile menu of locally sourced ingredients. The hotel features a range and variety of rooms, from traditional Sussex brick, flint and timber clad stable-yard buildings to lovingly restored wagons, all of which conjure an intimate and friendly ambiance.

Camping & Glamping in Sussex

From the rolling hills of the South Downs to the unspoilt coast and beaches. we've got campsites and glamping options to give you the perfect holiday in our sunny patch of West Sussex. Further campsite inspiration can be found here.

Pubs with Rooms

You’ll find a range of pubs, inns and restaurants with rooms which cater for all needs and budgets, and with a variety of facilities available from hot tubs and outdoor patios to roll top baths and walk-in rain showers, and even facilities to cater for shooting parties.


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